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New graphics card for Dell Inspiron 530


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#1 chiguy74

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:02 PM

Hello everyone, I'm looking to purchase a new graphics card for a 5 year old Dell Inspiron 530. Here are some specs I've gathered, hopefully it will help figuring out what I can use. I and my kids play games on the PC, a lot of Minecraft and various other games. Looking for something that will help improve low FPS issues. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

 

Dell Inspiron 530
 
Windows Vista Home Premium Sewrvice Pack 2
 
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz
 
Memory: 8GB
 
System Type: 64 bit Operating System
 
Graphics card : Intel G33/G31 Express chipset Family - total: 286MB Memory
 
500w power supply

 



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

standard issue gfx cards for that platform are the midrange level amd radeon hd7850 or gtx 660. power supply issues come into play also i.e. amperage on the 12v. the 7850 uses the least watts. you can get lower level or with that core2 you can go up a little in the performance category above the mid range probably.  i am liking the new amd r7 250. it gives the best performance with the least amount of energy demands.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:05 AM

Do you know of a link by chance to the AMD R7 250 you're talking about? I searched for that and came up with all sorts of graphics cards with "amd r7 250" in their name.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:37 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800&Tpk=asus%20r7%20250

 

http://www.hwcompare.com/13303/geforce-gtx-660-vs-radeon-hd-7850/

 

 

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